Diving & Island Hopping! Phuket’s amazing surrounding Islands
Phuket is a paradise for beach, sun and ocean lovers. Surrounded by amazingly beautiful Islands, many of them are visible from the Mangosteen Ayurveda & Wellness Resort. From the entrance of our Spa, you can see:
- Phi Phi Island
- Koh Dok Mai
- Coral Island with Banana Beach
- Lone Island
- Racha Noi Island
- Racha Yai Island
- Bon Island
Other famous Islands, which are not far away as well:
- Maiton Island
- Rang Yai Island
- Coconut Island
- Kai Island
- Long Islands (Koh Yao Yai & Koh Yao Noi)
- Similan Islands
Easiest to reach are Bon Island, which is just a 10 minutes longtail ride from Rawai Beach and Coral Island, just 20 minutes by longtail. Day trips to all the Islands are available at our reception, either on a speed boat or on larger ferries.
There is an amazing variety of excursions available, but we strongly recommend NOT to make any bookings from cheap tour websites prior to arriving. Many are trying to sell cheap vouchers online but unfortunately, these are usually not the quality operators we would recommend. Saving just 20$ to waste a day or to endanger yourself is something to be avoided. We recommend planning your day trips when you are here in Phuket and also, according to the weather conditions. All excursions can be reserved one day in advance only, so don’t worry.
How do we know about the quality standards of each operator? Quite simply, we have tried them all ourselves and we make sure, they all comply to the existing safety standards, laws etc. We select only the best operators, not the cheapest. Many have been rejected as we have not been convinced of their originality, quality of the experience, professionality or safety.
Sea Bees Diving & Mangosteen Resort
Adventure in good hands!
Our Dive Partner “Sea Bees Diving” co-operates with the Mangosteen Ayurveda & Wellness Resort since the opening day (March 2003). Phuket’s waters are one of the Top 10 destinations in the World for diving and the Mangosteen Resort is just a short drive away from Chalong Pier, where the dive excursions start. An ideal base for all Phuket divers!
Day trips with the “MV Excalibur II”
Excalibur II brings guests to all the well-known and beautiful dive spots around Phuket on a daily basis. With its level of service and comfort, it is one of the most modern daytrip boats in Thailand with an emphasis on safety. Because of its design and construction, this boat is extremely stable in the water. Sea Bees dives in small groups of 4 people with 1 guide.
With a length of 23m and a width of 6m, the daytrip boat offers various degrees of pleasure. This boat has a specially designed large dive deck with sufficient space to gear up and store your equipment. The broad diving platform guarantees safe jumps into the inviting waters. Large stepladders aid easy equipment removal and return to the boat and are also suitable for beginners.
Sea Bees, an award-winning dive center in Thailand under German management
For long-term commitment and the constant high quality of diving offers, Sea Bes has been rewarded with numerous prizes. Here are just a few:
- 10 x Winner of the Golden Dolphin for the best diving base in Southeast Asia & Pacific
- 3 x winner of the prestigious Thailand Tourism Award
- Sea Bees is the only DIN certified diving school in Thailand
But much more important than these awards are the positive feedback from Sea Bees guests, who spent wonderful diving holidays, diving in Phuket. In the last 20 years Sea Bees has shown 10s of thousands of divers the beauty of Phukets dive sites and variety in marine life here in Thailand.
Please reserve your dive trips at the Mangosteen Resort reception!